Look, I don’t expect anything from Republicans. If you’re not a “job creator” or a teabagger, they don’t even know you exist. But Democrats are supposed to look out for the little guy.
If you have a pre-tax income of $50,000 per year, the fiscal-cliff deal means that you will pay about a thousand dollars more in payroll taxes in 2013. If your income is $114,000, you will pay about two thousand two hundred and seventy-four dollars more. And if you earn a million dollars you will pay—also two thousand two hundred and seventy-four dollars. There is a cap, which means that the working poor and middle class pay a higher proportion of their income than the rich. And the richer one gets, the greater the unfairness.
This sucks. Obama, Biden and their minions have a lot of explaining to do.
A lot of explaining.